How to Disable a Dell Latitude Touchpad Mouseby Dave Wilson
Laptops feature a number of ways to control the mouse cursor, including the pointer stick, touch pad and external mouse. For Dell Latitude laptops that feature a touchpad, you might experience problems in which the heel of your hand faintly grazes the touchpad, causing the cursor to jump or move around the screen when typing, or even resulting in deleted text. Disable the Dell Latitude laptop touchpad to avoid moving the mouse cursor while typing.
Plug the computer mouse into the mouse PS/2 or USB port on the side of the computer. Click the "Start" button on the Windows 7 desktop, then click "Control Panel."
Double-click "Mouse Properties," then click the "Dell Touchpad" tab. Click the "Device Select" icon in the window page that displays.
Click the "Disable" radio button under the "Touchpad" label. Click the "Apply" button, then click the "OK" button to save the settings.
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